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Bible in one year

August 6

Job 3:1-26
1. After a while, Job opened his mouth to speak. He called down a curse on the day he had been born.
2. He said,
3. "May the day I was born be wiped out. May the night be wiped away when people said, 'A boy is born!'
4. May that day turn into darkness. May God in heaven not care about it. May no light shine on it.
5. May darkness and deep shadow take it back. May a cloud settle over it. May blackness cover up its light.
6. May deep darkness take over the night I was born. May it not be included among the days of the year. May it never appear in any of the months.
7. May no children ever have been born on that night. May no shout of joy be heard in it.
8. May people call down a curse on that day. May those who are ready to wake up the sea monster Leviathan curse that day.
9. May its morning stars become dark. May it lose all hope of ever seeing daylight. May it not see the first light of the morning sun.
10. It didn't keep my mother from letting me be born. It didn't keep my eyes from seeing trouble.
11. "Why didn't I die when I was born? Why didn't I die as I came out of my mother's body?
12. Why was I placed on her knees? Why did her breasts give me milk?
13. If all of that hadn't happened, I would be lying down in peace. I'd be asleep and at rest in the grave.
14. I'd be with the earth's kings and advisers. They had built for themselves places that are now destroyed.
15. I'd be with rulers who used to have gold. They had filled their houses with silver.
16. Why wasn't I buried like a baby who was born dead? Why wasn't I buried like a child who never saw the light of day?
17. In the grave, sinful people don't cause trouble anymore. And there those who are tired find rest.
18. Prisoners also enjoy peace there. They don't hear a slave driver shouting at them anymore.
19. The least important and most important people are there. And there the slaves are set free from their owners.
20. "Why is the light that leads to life given to those who suffer? Why is it given to those whose spirits are bitter?
21. Why is life given to those who long for death that doesn't come? Why is it given to those who would rather search for death than for hidden treasure?
22. Why is life given to those who are actually happy and glad when they reach the grave?
23. Why is life given to a man like me? God hasn't told me what will happen to me. He has surrounded me with nothing but trouble.
24. I sigh instead of eating food. Groans pour out of me like water.
25. What I was afraid of has come on me. What I worried about has happened to me.
26. I don't have any peace and quiet. I can't find any rest. All I have is trouble."

Job 4:1-21
1. Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied,
2. "Job, suppose someone tries to talk to you. Will that make you uneasy? I can't keep from speaking up.
3. Look, you taught many people. You made weak hands strong.
4. Your words helped those who had fallen down. You made shaky knees strong.
5. Now trouble comes to you. And you are unhappy about it. It strikes you down. And you are afraid.
6. Shouldn't you worship God and trust in him? Shouldn't your honest life give you hope?
7. "Here's something to think about. Have blameless people ever been wiped out? Have honest people ever been completely destroyed?
8. Here's what I've observed. People gather a crop from what they plant. If they plant evil and trouble, that's what they will harvest.
9. The breath of God destroys them. The blast of his anger wipes them out.
10. Powerful lions might roar and growl. But their teeth are broken.
11. Lions die because they don't have any food. Then their cubs are scattered.
12. "A message came to me in secret. It was as quiet as a whisper.
13. I had a scary dream one night. I was sound asleep.
14. Fear and trembling grabbed hold of me. That made every bone in my body shake.
15. A spirit glided past my face. The hair on my body stood on end.
16. Then the spirit stopped. But I couldn't tell what it was. Something stood there in front of me. I heard a soft voice.
17. It said, 'Can a human being be more right than God? Can a mere man be more pure than the One who made him?
18. God doesn't trust those who serve him. He even brings charges against his angels.
19. So he'll certainly find fault with human beings. After all, they are made out of dust. They can be crushed more easily than a moth.
20. Between sunrise and sunset they are broken to pieces. Nobody even notices. They disappear forever.
21. Like a tent that falls down, they get weak. They die because they didn't follow God's wisdom.' "

Psalms 91:14-16
14. The Lord says, "I will save the one who loves me. I will keep him safe, because he trusts in me.
15. He will call out to me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in times of trouble. I will save him and honor him.
16. I will give him a long and full life. I will save him."

Proverbs 22:15-15
15. A child is going to do foolish things. But correcting him will drive his foolishness far away from him.

Romans 8:1-21
1. Those who belong to Christ Jesus are no longer under God's sentence.
2. I am now controlled by the law of the Holy Spirit. That law gives me life because of what Christ Jesus has done. It has set me free from the law of sin that brings death.
3. The written law was made weak by our sinful nature. But God did what the written law could not do. He made his Son to be like those who have a sinful nature. He sent him to be an offering for sin. In that way, he judged sin in his Son's human body.
4. Now we can do everything the law requires. Our sinful nature no longer controls the way we live. The Holy Spirit now controls the way we live.
5. Don't live under the control of your sinful nature. If you do, you will think about what your sinful nature wants. Live under the control of the Holy Spirit. If you do, you will think about what the Spirit wants.
6. The way a sinful person thinks leads to death. But the mind controlled by the Spirit brings life and peace.
7. The sinful mind is at war with God. It does not obey God's law. It can't.
8. Those who are controlled by their sinful nature can't please God.
9. But your sinful nature does not control you. The Holy Spirit controls you. The Spirit of God lives in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Christ.
10. Christ lives in you. So your body is dead because of sin. But your spirit is alive because you have been made right with God.
11. The Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you. So the God who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your bodies, which are going to die. He will do this by the power of his Spirit, who lives in you.
12. Brothers and sisters, we have a duty. Our duty is not to live under the control of our sinful nature.
13. If you live under the control of your sinful nature, you will die. But by the power of the Holy Spirit you can put to death the sins your body commits. Then you will live.
14. Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
15. You didn't receive a spirit that makes you a slave to fear once again. Instead you received the Holy Spirit, who makes you God's child. By the Spirit's power we call God "Abba." Abba means Father.
16. The Spirit himself joins with our spirits. Together they give witness that we are God's children.
17. As his children, we will receive all that he has for us. We will share what Christ receives. But we must share in his sufferings if we want to share in his glory.
18. What we are suffering now is nothing compared with the glory that will be shown in us.
19. Everything God created looks forward to the time when his children will appear in their full and final glory.
20. The created world was bound to fail. But that was not the result of its own choice. It was planned that way by the One who made it. God planned
21. to set the created world free. He didn't want it to rot away completely. Instead, he wanted it to have the same glorious freedom that his children have.